Rubbish and recycling

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Refuse and recycling

COVID-19 update

Rubbish and recycling

Rubbish and recycling collection services are running as normal in some areas. Please check your area page for any updates to services changes around collection. 

As the Covid-19 situation progresses, please be patient and understanding should any changes occur - these will be communicated to you. 

To ensure the health and safety of our staff and our contractors, we are asking people to be more vigilant when it comes to putting out their waste and recycling.

Transfer stations

Both Te Kauwhata and Huntly transfer stations are now closed to the public until further notice. This is due to it not being deemed an essential service and appropriate social distancing within the sites is difficult to maintain.

Collection of refuse and recycling from infected household:

If you or your whanau have been diagnosed with COvid19, we are asking you to retain your refuse and recycling for a week. Please ensure all recycling is washed clean. Double bag any waste before it goes to kerb. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we want to ensure the safety of our collection team

Recycling 

Glen Murray - the monthly recycling drop off in April will be postponed until May. You will need store your recyclables for this period and they are ensure washed and clean.

Raglan – Xtreme Zero Waste is closed until further notice. This means you will need to store your recyclables (glass, plastics, aluminium cans, tin, paper and cardboard) until they can be collected and processed at a later date.

This is a reminder that your crates are for glass bottles and jars, plastics with recycling symbols 1, 2 and 5, tins and cans only. 

Please put:
• Glass in one crate 
• Tins, cans and plastics (labelled 1, 2 and 5)in the other. 
• Secured and flattened cardboard/paper should go between or under a crate or in a cardboard box not in the crate.

If you only have one crate, please rotate your recycling. Glass one week and plastic, tins and cans the next week. 

All items are to be washed clean (wash it like you would your dishes).

We have noticed that some recycling crates are being contaminated with other waste like dirty clothes, nappies, wipes, tissues, and food cartons. This is very concerning when considering the potential effects of the COVID-19 virus.

As it’s an essential service, we want to ensure your recycling can continue to be collected and processed, but we need to make sure our drivers and runners are safe.

 Please don’t be offended if your recycling is not collected - Please sort and clean more diligently next week. 

Waste

For our Tuakau community, please ensure your wheelie bin lid is closed with the yellow tag on handle so our contractors can collect safely and without damaging bins
For our bag service, it is as normal with blue sticker for collection

Both Te Kauwhata and Huntly transfer stations are now closed to the public until further notice. This is due to it not being deemed an essential service and appropriate social distancing within the sites is difficult to maintain.

Raglan 

Raglan kerbside collections for foodwaste and pre-paid bags only are now as follows:

  • Existing Tuesday and Wednesday collections will now be Wednesdays
  • Existing Thursday and Friday collections will now be Fridays

Please keep all normally designated food scraps coming in. Ensure no wipes, tissues, fruit stickers, plastics or non-compostables are in your food bin.

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